Bambusa Sasa Veitchii (Bamboo Kuma Zasa)
An attractive dwarf bamboo plant with large dark green leaves whose edges are painted with cream.
Veitch’s Bamboo is a popular choice as a ground-covering shrub because of its vigorous growth speed and brightly patterned leaves. Its thick layers of growth are good for creating privacy screens and its extensive root systems are great for stabilising loose soil on slopes and embankments. Originally from Japan, it copes well with the British climate and retains its vibrant colours throughout the whole year.
Bamboo is one of the world’s fastest growing plant-types. Traditionally from Asia, its hardiness means it can actually be grown very easily in Britain – visitors to your garden will be surprised and impressed to see it there. As a forest plant, it appreciates a steady supply of moisture and compost. And as an enthusiastic grower, you should give Bamboo room to expand, we suggest placing infant plants about 100cm apart.
Latin Name: Bambusa Sasa Veitchii
English Name: Veitch’s Bamboo, Kuma Zasa Bamboo, Kuma-Zasa Bamboo, Kuma Bamboo
Foliage Type: Evergreen
Foliage: Dark Green and Cream.
Flowering Period: n/a
Suggested Location: Outdoor.
Suggested Soil Type: Moist and Well-Drained. Clay. Loam. Sand.
Suggested Exposure to Sunlight: Full Sunlight or Partial Shade.
Suggested Exposure to Weather: Sheltered or Exposed.
Hardiness Rating: High (H5)
Lowest Temperature Tolerance: -15 °C to -10 °C (5 °F to 14 °F)
Suggested Uses: Containers. Ground Cover. Hedging. Privacy Screen.
Maintenance: Use hard underground barriers to control root growth. Cut back dead, damaged and old canes in early spring to thin-out the clumps (if desired). Protect against slugs.
Growth Habit: Bushy/Shrub.
Growth Speed: Medium (25cm to 50cm per year)
Starting Height: 30cm to 50cm (1.0 ft to 1.6 ft)
Final Height: 150cm (4.9 ft)
Starting Sideways Spread: 30cm to 60cm (1.0 ft to 2.0 ft)
Final Sideways Spread: 400cm (13.1 ft)
Pot Included: 5 Litre Plastic Pot to 7 Litre Plastic Pot
Height including Pot: 48cm to 70cm (1.6 ft to 2.3 ft)
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